DHAKA, Bangladesh (CMC):Underdogs West Indies Under-19s stunned favourites India Under-19s by five wickets in a low-scoring final of the ICC Youth Cricket World Cup to crown themselves World champions for the first time in their history yesterday.Chasing 146 for victory atthe Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, the Caribbean side was reduced to 77 for five in the 29th over before they were bailed out by a brilliant unbeaten half-century by Man-of-the-Match Keacy Carty to get home in the last over with a mere three balls to spare.Carty stroked an unbeaten 52 off 125 balls with two fours and added a precious 69 in an unbroken sixth-wicket stand with the consistent Keemo Paul, who struck a busy 40 not out off 68 deliveries with a four and a six.Entering the final over of the game with three runs needed, Paul got the winning runs when he charged seamer Khaleel Ahmed and top-edged a pull over the wicketkeeper for four to spark wild celebrations in the West Indies camp.”I feel very good right now. Words can’t even explain how I feel right now,” an overwhelmed Young Windies captain, Shimron Hetmyer, said.”How the guys played today showed we were supposed to be champions today, and we came out on top.”The victory had earlier been set up by the irrepressible Alzarri Joseph, who tore through the India Under-19 top order with a fine exhibition of fast bowling to send the innings tumbling to 145 all out off 45.1 overs.He claimed three for 39 from his 10 overs, while seamers Ryan John (3-38) and Paul (2-17) provided excellent support as India faltered badly after they were sent in – crashing to 50 for five in the 18th over and never really recovering.Sarfaraz Khan top-scored with 51 off 89 balls, and Rahul Batham got 21, but they were just two of three batsmen to make it into double figures.
Escape from lock-ups… result of “poor supervision” – Crime ChiefRanks of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) are currently on the hunt for two of three suspects, who broke out of an East Bank Demerara (EBD) Police Station on Tuesday afternoon.Twenty-five-year-old murder accused Wayne Gilbert of Lot 30 West La Penitence, Georgetown, was handed over to the Police at the Brickdam Station just before midnight on Tuesday by his father.He was scheduled to be arraigned before a city magistrate on Wednesday for theEscapee Wayne Gilbertmurder of Rawle Rodrigues, on January 20 at the Stabroek Square.The other two escapees: armed robbery suspect Ivre Hooper, 25, of James Street, Albouystown, Georgetown, and Derrol James, 22, of Lot 131 Middle Walk, Buxton, East Coast Demerara, who was arrested on a simple larceny charge, are still on the run.According to acting Crime Chief Paul Williams, efforts are afoot to recapture the duo, who are of significant interest to the Police.“We are checking … we have some information about where the second person is likely to be, so we are making checks,” he posited.Police reports revealed that ranks at the Grove Police Station, located on the East Bank of Demerara, had taken a group of 13 inmates out from the lock-ups to thEscapee Derrol Jamese holding area for them to freshen up.It was during this exercise that the three suspects made good their escape via an opening on the western wall. A piece of metal, believed to have been broken off from the lock-ups door and used to break the wall, was subsequently found by the Police.Williams believes that there should have been more ranks present at the stationwhen such exercises are being carried out.“The escape would have occurred because of poor supervision; there should have been more ranks present. At the time of bringing those persons into a certain area, there should have been more ranks present around there and because of that, it gave (the suspects) the opportunity to do what they did to make good their escapes,” theGrove Police Station from which the three inmates escaped on Tuesday afternoonacting Crime Chief asserted.According to Williams, several ranks attached to the station were out on patrol duty when the incident occurred.As a result of the breakout, the supervisor who was in charge of the shift during which the incident occurred has been placed under close arrest as investigations are ongoing.The acting Crime Chief had also stated that more ranks were also expected to be hauled in for questioning.The Police Force is asking anyone with information that would lead to the rearrests of Gilbert and James to make contact with the nearest Police Station or any of the Force’s emergency/hotline numbers.
The State-run broadcaster, the National Communications Network (NCN) on Tuesday defended its decision to write-off a million debt owed by one Merundoi Inc, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO).Bish PandayMerundoi is headed by Margaret Lawrence, who is also a serving member on the NCN Board of Directors.NCN in defending its decision, highlighted that a proposal from the NGO was submitted way back in 2012 which suggested that it make available the production content of Merundoi for to the State broadcaster, with the NGO paying 50 per cent of the normal broadcast charges and NCN absorbing the remaining 50 per cent.“NCN did not respond favourably or otherwise to the proposal but collected the 50 per cent broadcast fees and aired the programme. In 2014, NCN instituted court proceedings against Merundoi for the 50 per cent of broadcast charges, and the matter engaged the court,” the broadcaster stated.Maggie LawrenceIt added that on April 4, Merundoi made a proposal to pay $250,000, while allowing NCN access to some 500 episodes from two previous seasons of the Radio Serial Drama, as well as a collaboration to produce a TV Sitcom “Cheap and Sweet”, the pilot of which it had submitted to NCN since 2012.“At a special meeting on April 7th, 2016, the Board unanimously agreed to accept the offer. Ms Lawrence was not part of the meeting. In arriving at the decision, the Board took account of, among other things, the fact that Merundoi is an NGO, it is not for profit, and it was willing to make the programme content available to NCN and to collaborate on the production of a local TV Sitcom,” the NCN said in its defence.It also dismissed as untrue and erroneous media reports which said that the Board’s decision was not unanimous. The State broadcaster also announced that it remains ready to engage other defaulting customers in order to settle outstanding debts outside of the courts.The decision to write-off the Merino’s debt comes mere days after a forensic audit report into the company’s operations suggested that NCN should establish a debt collection committee with specific responsibility to collect all outstanding debts within six months.Based on the audit report, as at May 2015, the company was owed some $230 million by various advertisers, including Merundoi.Merundoi’s debt was twelfth on a list of the top 20 outstanding balances.Impression’s printing is leading the list with a whopping $17.5 million, followed by the Health Ministry with $11.7 million and the People’s Progressive Party which owes a combined $14.8 million.Also on the list is the Tourism Industry and Commerce Ministry (now the Tourism Ministry).It is unclear if the Board of Directors are contemplating write-offs for other clients, similar to what was offered to Merundoi.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsServings: 6 to 8 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 teaspoons sugar Eight 8-inch flour tortillas Canola oil, for frying This simple recipe for sweet fried tortilla chips comes from Padma Lakshmi, the host of Bravo’s “Top Chef” and author of “Tangy Tart Hot & Sweet,” a cookbook in which brash, flavorful combinations rule. — SUGAR AND CINNAMON CHIPS Start to finish: 20 minutes In a small bowl, stir together the cinnamon and sugar. Set aside. Cut each tortilla into six equal wedges. In a large, deep skillet, heat about 1 inch of oil over medium until it shimmers. While the oil heats, line a dinner plate with several layers of paper towels. In batches, place the tortilla wedges in the oil and fry for 30 second per side, or until golden brown. Use tongs or a slotted spoon to transfer the chips to the paper towels and let them drain for 20 to 30 seconds. Place the still warm chips in a brown paper lunch bag. Add several pinches of the cinnamon and sugar mix, then close the roll and shake to coat the chips. Pour the chip onto a serving plate and repeat with remaining ingredients. (Recipe from Padma Lakshmi’s “Tangy Tart Hot & Sweet,” Weinstein Books, 2007, $34.95)160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The three-story, 64,300-square-foot building sits on 4.1 acres at The Old Road and Valencia Boulevard. It was developed by A&B Westridge, LLC, a partnership of subsidiary A&B Properties, Inc. and an affiliate of Intertex Construction Company, a Valencia-based general contractor and developer of commercial properties. Major tenants include Wells Fargo Bank, Pardee Homes and Realty Executives. The building was the first developed by A&B in the continental U.S. “Our strategy of growing real estate investments on the mainland was initiated in Valencia because of its dynamic growth,” Wright said. “We are fortunate to have formed a relationship with an experienced development partner, with whom we have secured superior development sites.” With the sale of this asset, A&B remains affiliated with Intertex in four other real estate venture investments in the Santa Clarita Valley – Center Pointe Marketplace, a 100,000-square-foot retail center; Crossroads Plaza, a 62,000-square-foot commercial center; 5.4 acres of commercial land in Rye Canyon Business Park; and Bridgeport Marketplace, a 120,600-square-foot retail center at Newhall Ranch Road and McBean Parkway. VALENCIA – A Valencia office building anchored by Wells Fargo Bank was sold this week for $20.8 million to a coalition of tenants. A Hawaii-based joint venture that built the Westridge Executive Plaza Built in 2003 announced the sale Wednesday. “This sale represents the culmination of A&B’s first U.S. mainland joint venture development,” said Michael G. Wright, a senior vice president in charge of real estate investments for A&B Properties, Inc., based in Honolulu. “By selling this Class A property at this time, we are capitalizing on the very strong demand for investment property in Southern California.” The buyer was Core Realty Holdings, LLC, a newly formed tenant investment company. A&B owns 91,000 acres in Hawaii, making it Hawaii’s fourth-largest private landowner. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Caught between opponents against expansion at a rural airstrip and an apparent lack of authority over the issue, county regional planning commissioners sought compromise Wednesday in a long-running conflict over Agua Dulce Airpark. More than 200 supporters and opponents of airpark expansion packed the downtown Los Angeles commission hearing. But with one commissioner unable the sit through most of the meeting and more people wishing to speak than time allowed, the panel voted 4-0 to continue the hearing Jan. 11. Pat Modugno, who represents the 5th supervisorial district including Agua Dulce, a rural community of 4,000 between the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys, left early due to jury duty. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake A Nov. 30 county memo said the provisions placed by planners on the expansion permit to limit the type of aircraft type or fight operation intended to control noise actually falls under Federal Aviation Administration jurisdiction. Without additional restrictions, residents feared the expansion – including an extended runway, 55 aircraft storage hangars and four service hangars – could turn the small airstrip into a full service airport that could land jets. Others have complained of excessive noise, low flying and aerobatics in the past. Airport owner Wayne Spears asserted his position in a letter to the commission Wednesday, but offered to voluntarily prohibit jet aircraft from the facility. He would also consider converting the maintenance hangars to storage hangars, which his attorneys said could reduce traffic. “Mr. Spears has been willing to step in and solve the problem,” his attorney Mark Armbruster said. “In return, he wants to pursue the things that are already permitted.” But Modugno wondered if Spears could compromise further to quell the long-running dispute over expansion. “If he is willing to do certain things, why can’t these things he is willing to do be written conditions?” he asked. Supporters – including local residents who own planes and out-of-town pilots – wore tags that read “Support the Airport.” They arrived in three chartered buses – two fully packed – on behalf of Spears, owner of Sylmar-based Spears Manufacturing, who took over the airport in September. Spears also brought along a legal team of land-use attorneys and a federal aviation law expert from the Denver-based firm Kaplan, Kirsch & Rockwell LLP. Opponents, including representatives from the Agua Dulce Civic Association and two groups of residents who retained attorneys, claimed that the airport’s expansion permit is void, because parts of the document were found invalid Nov. 30. “The existing permit is void as a matter of law,” said attorney John Murdoch, representing resident Justine Turner, who lives near the airstrip. “We strongly disagree,” said Dale Goldsmith, part of Spears’ legal team. He said the clause is intended to allow judges to void the permit in court “and it has not happened.” Eugene Tong, (661) 257-5253 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Boost for Creeslough with new €246,000 angling facilityBoost for Creeslough with new €246,000 angling facility
Creeslough & District Angling Association has welcomed the opening of a valuable new angling facility for improved safety and tourism at Lough na Tooey.The facilities, costing €246,000, includes a new slipway and mooring pontoon, a boatshed, and a car park. At Glen Lough, a new improved roadway over 1.2 kilometres leading to the angling site was constructed while at Owencarrow, 15 stiles and ladders and 33 fishing stands were erected over 300 metres of the river bank. The facility, which was co-funded by Inland Fisheries Ireland through its National Strategy for Angling Development, was officially launched by Sean Canney TD, Minister with responsibility for inland fisheries. Inland Fisheries Ireland provided funding of over €216,000 with Creeslough & District Angling Association providing match funding of €30,000 to enable the completion of these valuable amenities for the area.Paddy Boyle, Creeslough & District Angling Association said: “Fishing as a sport and recreation is dependent on the quality of the natural environment around us. Angling clubs have a role as custodians of this wonderful resource, and we owe it to future generations to look after the fish and their habitat. This development at Creeslough is proof of what angling clubs can achieve in partnership with local development agencies and Inland Fisheries Ireland. We asked for their help and got it because we presented them with a well thought out plan for the conservation and development of our fisheries.”Sean Canney TD, Minister with responsibility for inland fisheries, welcomed the angling amenities: “The new facilities will enable safe and easier access to the fishery for the local community, while also supporting tourism in North Donegal. This is a first class angling site located in a county renowned for its beautiful scenery and superb angling resource. As a result of this project, more local and visiting anglers will be fishing in the area, which in turn will provide both recreational and economic benefits for the community.” Donegal Minister Joe McHugh has welcomed the opening of the new facility.“Tá an áthas orm áiseanna iascaireachta nua a fheiceal ag An Craoslach,” dúirt an tAire.Minister McHugh added: “Angling offers a real boost to rural communities with the spend of fishermen coming from all over the country and also Europe and further afield to see the pristine waters and what they can offer.“The investment of €246,000 will help to enable safe and easier access to the fishery for local people and be a big win for tourism in North Donegal.“The Creeslough & District Angling Association have done great work on this and I’d like to thank Paddy Boyle and all his colleagues. We have a first class angling site in a stunning location. I’ve no doubt it will bring in more and more fishermen and others who want to test their skills in the sport.” Boost for Creeslough with new €246,000 angling facility was last modified: June 19th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Petrol and diesel prices to rise from midnight as carbon tax hike confirmedPetrol and diesel prices to rise from midnight as carbon tax hike confirmed
The price of petrol and diesel will go up tonight as a carbon tax hike was confirmed in the Budget today (Tues).Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe announced the €6 jump per tonne, meaning fuel prices will rise by roughly 2c per tank while refilling a car, priced at €1.20 for a regular 60-litre tank from midnight.While changes for diesel and petrol will come in overnight, extra taxes on home heating oil will be delayed until next May. But the government have also announced in their pre-election budget measures to alleviate costs and job cuts for areas as a result of climate action.Mr Donohoe said: “Bold decisions are needed on our investment priorities but also on taxation and regulation. Carbon pricing is part of this.”He explained how there was cross-party support to increase the price of carbon over future years from the current level to an eventual €80 a tonne. This would raise an extra €6bn to help further “decarbonise the economy”.Crucially, Mr Donohoe flagged that it was the Fine Gael-led government’s ambitions to increase carbon tax amounts “steadily” to meet the 2030 target. Petrol and diesel prices to rise from midnight as carbon tax hike confirmed was last modified: October 8th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
The Cape Town Peace Cup will usher in 2010, the year of the first African Fifa World Cup, in style. (Image: City of Cape Town) MEDIA CONTACTS • Altaaf KaziPremier Soccer League+27 11 482 9111 or +27 82 553 9595• Gert Bam Director: Sports and Recreation City of Cape Town +27 21 400 5090 or +27 84 222 1242 RELATED ARTICLES• Star-studded concert for 2010 • Football for Hope to unite SA • Get kitted for Football Fridays • Artificial fields for SA footballers • 2010 to give SA a $2.5bn boost Janine ErasmusThe inaugural Cape Town Peace Cup, a joint initiative of the City of Cape Town and the Nobel Peace Centre in conjunction with the South African Peace Conference organising committee, will usher in 2010 and the much-anticipated Fifa World Cup.The Peace Cup, which kicks off on 26 November 2009, will see eight of the best under-19 football teams – four from South Africa and four from overseas – pitted against each other for the top prize. The goal is to promote awareness of the crucial role sport plays in breaking down barriers and bringing about peace, harmony and a more tolerant society.The tournament also overlaps with the long-awaited final draw for the Fifa 2010 World Cup, which takes place in Cape Town on 4 December 2009.Norwegian Kjitil Siem, currently president of South Africa’s Premier Soccer League, is credited with bringing the Nobel organisation on board. Siem is also CEO of the Peace Conference.“We are honoured to have this calibre of teams participating in this tournament,” said Siem.“The message of peace and harmony needs to be spread across the world through every possible medium, and football can play a huge part in ensuring this.”The Peace Conference, scheduled to take place in Johannesburg earlier in 2009, got off to a shaky start when the Dalai Lama of Tibet was refused entry into the country in order to attend.Various reasons were given, including the fact that the request did not come through official government channels, that he would use the event as a platform to promote his own agenda, and simply that his presence would detract from the main aim of the conference.The resulting furore created more negative publicity than the revered Tibetan leader’s presence ever would have, and the event was postponed.Transcending boundariesThe Peace Cup group draw took place on 9 October at the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo, Norway, coinciding with the announcement of US president Barack Obama as the 2009 Nobel Peace laureate.Group A includes local teams Ajax Cape Town and Santos, as well as Stabaek from Norway and Boca Juniors from Argentina. Group B features SuperSport United and Orlando Pirates from South Africa, as well as the UK’s Chelsea, and Eintracht Frankfurt from Germany.Fixture details will be announced later, but games are scheduled to take place at Athlone Stadium, Erica Park in Belhar, and Stephen Reagan Sports Complex in Mitchells Plain. All venues are located in suburbs on the so-called Cape Flats, a culturally vibrant but economically poor area on the outskirts of Cape Town which is earmarked for development.Bente Erichsen, Nobel Peace Centre CEO, and Chief Mandla Mandela, the grandson of the revered former South African president, conducted the draw.“Our focus at the Nobel Peace Centre is respect, equality and brotherhood. Football can create fellowship that transcends all national boundaries and for us this is key,” said Erichsen.The opening ceremony will take place at Cape Town’s spectacular Green Point stadium on 26 November, with the King and Queen of Norway in attendance as guests of honour. Later the proceedings will relocate to Athlone stadium for the opening game.The ceremony also coincides with the opening of the $580-million (R4.3-billion) Green Point stadium, a 2010 venue that is in the final stages of construction. The stadium will be officially handed over to the City of Cape Town on 14 December 2009, and building is well on track to meet that deadline.Fostering peaceWhile the tournament plays out, football fans and history buffs will be able to pop in to the concurrent Nobel Peace Exhibition at the Iziko South African National Gallery in the Company’s Gardens near the Parliament precinct in Cape Town.The exhibition will focus on South Africa’s four esteemed Nobel Peace Prize laureates – Chief Albert Luthuli, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, and former presidents Nelson Mandela and F W de Klerk – presenting their life stories and achievements, and their vital contributions to South Africa’s development.Visitors to the exhibition will also learn of South Africa’s transition from apartheid to a thriving democracy, a shift that many around the world have hailed as “miraculous”. The country’s role as host of the first-ever Fifa World Cup to take place on African soil will be highlighted.Queries or comments? Contact Janine Erasmus at email@example.com.
Prince Harry’s royal tour of South Africa and LesothoPrince Harry’s royal tour of South Africa and Lesotho
Britain’s Prince Harry is on a tour of South Africa, following a visit to Lesotho. He has presented Archbishop Desmond Tutu with an honour in Cape Town, visited a youth centre, and played in a polo match. He will also go to the Kruger National Park, and spend a day each in Durban and Joburg. Prince Harry visits the Desmond and Leah Tutu Foundation on 30 November 2015. (Image: The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation, Twitter) • Royal boost for conservation in Africa • Disabled South Africans: know your rights – Infographic • Global role for Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim • From page to canvas: Broken Monsters charity art show • Former child soldier turns his story into a graphic novel Priya PitamberPlaying soccer with youngsters, visiting a children’s centre, playing in a polo match and honouring the conscience of a nation, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu – it’s all in a day’s work for Britain’s Prince Harry during his visit to Lesotho and South Africa.The British royal presented Tutu with the insignia of an honorary member of the Order of the Companions of Honour on 30 November on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II, his grandmother. “The queen has made this appointment in recognition of his services to UK communities, and international peace and reconciliation,” said Kensington Palace.The prince presented the honour when he met the Arch at the offices of The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation in Cape Town.Tutu was moved and humbled by the gesture. “I have been very deeply touched,” he told Channel 24. “When you stand out in a crowd it’s only because you are carried on the shoulders of others. Without them I would be nothing. This is their award as much as it is mine.”Prince Harry presented the #CompanionofHonour when he met @TheDesmondTutu today at the offices of @TutuLegacy pic.twitter.com/YigdlmHWmC — Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) November 30, 2015While at the foundation, the prince also learnt more about Tutu’s efforts in peace building, conflict resolution, development and human rights, as well as about the work of the foundation. In particular, he heard about its efforts to support disadvantaged young people to access the work place.According to Kensington Palace, the Order of the Companions of Honour was instituted in 1917 by King George V. “It is conferred on people for recognised services of national importance, for a pre-eminent and sustained contribution in the arts, science, medicine or government.”Previous recipients include painter Lucian Freud, Professor Stephen Hawking, naturalist Sir David Attenborough, painter David Hockney, historian Dr Eric Hobsbawm, and politicians Sir John Major and Lord Patten of Barnes.Later that day, Harry visited the Ottery Youth Centre, where troubled youngsters are rehabilitated. “The centre provides rehabilitative care and education to young boys between the ages of 12 and 18 years who more often than not come from broken homes,” Kensington Palace said.Children at the centre gave him a wood carving of his mother, the late Princess Diana.Prince Harry was given a wood carving created for him by the children at Ottery in their wood craft workshops pic.twitter.com/ZA2BSixETm — Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) November 30, 2015His last stop for the day was the Football for Hope Centre in Khayelitsha. It uses soccer to engage with young people on social issues such as gender equality and HIV/Aids awareness.“The prince joined the coaches in practical football and life skills sessions on the pitch, including, on the eve of World Aids Day, a SKILLZ for HIV awareness activity,” the palace said. “It was a meaningful and memorable experience for Prince Harry, giving him the chance to meet young people in the heart of the township where they live.”Video: Prince Harry larks around with some of the Football For Hope youngsters #RoyalVisitSA pic.twitter.com/qkRjOtXdnP — Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) November 30, 2015Prince Harry’s other engagements in South Africa have included playing in the Sentebale Polo Cup at Val de Vie in Paarl. In Lesotho he attended the official opening of the new Mamohato Children’s Centre at Thaba Bosiu; he also visited Prime Minster Dr Pakalitha Bethuel Mosili and King Letsie III.He was in Durban on 1 December and will go to the Kruger National Park on 2 December and Johannesburg on 3 December.